Cassiopea

Made:
1866
photographer:
Julia Margaret Cameron

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Photographic portrait of Mrs Keene, entitled 'Cassiopea', taken by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) in 1866. Mrs
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A photographic portrait of Mrs Keene, entitled 'Cassiopea', taken by Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879) in 1866. Mrs Keene, like Angelo Colarossi, the model for Iago, appears to have been one of Cameron's rare professional models. She also sat for the Pre-Raphaelite painter Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898). In Greek mythology Cassiopeia was the wife of Cepheus and mother of Andromeda. Albumen print.

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Category:
Photographs
Object Number:
1955-71/3
type:
albumen print
taxonomy:
  • object genre
  • image
  • print
credit:
Holness, C.
status:
Permanent collection

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